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Dr. Rev. Munīr Ḥanna, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said that the West is phobic of Islam and associate it with terrorism because of those who implement their own misconceptions of Islam.
Meanwhile, Archpriest Frances Farīd of the Beni Suef parish said President Muhammad Mursī’s decisions to retire Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī and cancel the complementary constitutional declaration ended the military’s grip over power but were taken in the wrong time.
Dr Shawqī ʿAllām, Egypt’s Grand Mufti said that the primate of the Coptic Evangelical Church, Dr. Andriyā Zakī is always keen to personally present the congratulatory greetings of his congregation on all special Muslims festivities. 
Al-Dustūr publishes “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”, a book written by Dr. Mīlād Ḥannā that forms the focus of the World Youth Forum of 2018. It seeks to confirm the cohesion of the Egyptian societal fabric in spite of its diversity. The reason behind the selection of the book for the...
In an exclusive press conference for local journalists reporting on the Coptic issue, General Secretary of the Middle East Churches Council (MECC), Soraya Beshelani [Thurayyā Bishʿīlānī] said that the Council has followed up a number of causes and crises some countries of the Middle East...
Expressing his wish to establish a Coptic Orthodox Church in Saudi-Arabia, Pope Tawāḍrūs II believes that the spirit of the times has imposed many changes in the region.
Pope Tawadros received congratualtory phone calls from both President Mursī and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Muhammad Badīꞌ, to greet him for Christmas. According to al-Misrī al-Yawm, many Muslims manifested their solidarity with their Christian countrymen by attending Christmas all over...
After performing yesterday’s (Jan. 4) Friday prayers, youth members of various political forces and parties marched from ‘Umar Makram Mosque to the Coptic Evangelical Church of Qasr al-Dubārah to extend their Christmas greetings to Copts. Led by the imām of said Mosque, Shaykh Mazhar Shahīn, also...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II praised the Saudi Crown Prince Muḥammad bin Salmān, saying that he presents a modern and open image of the kingdom.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawādrūs II said that Islam in Egypt is moderate, and does not call for violence.
On February 17, 2018, Arab-West Report sent a delegation of interns to Qufāda, a village in Maghāgha, al-Minīa, to inquire into the outstanding relationship between its Christian and Muslim population. We interviewed two religious leaders, Abūna [Father] Yuʾannas, the priest of Qufāda’s Coptic...
Egyptian Minister of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿā said: “We are solidifying the concept of citizenship equal in rights and duties,” explaining that the major part of crimes against humanity is due to backwardness or ignorance, whether it’s culturally, religiously, or...
Background: The recording included questions regarding how Muslims should treat Jews and Christians. Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayūmī,  member of the Islamic Research Academy in Egypt and a professor at Al Azhar University responded to the questions. Side B: Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bāyūmī talked about the idea...
Coptic activist Mīlād Ḥannā was born in June 1924 and is the co-founder of the left-wing opposition party al-Tajammuʿ Party. Ḥannā said that he could have easily been a minister if he had chosen to do some lip-service to President Mubārak; however, the fact that he has criticized the government on...
Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Pachomius of al-Beheira said that Egyptian Muslim is more Muslim than any other Muslim in the world. He also called on all Egyptians to work together for the national interest. Many military figures attended Easter celebrations on May 5 at Damanhūr of al-Beheira...
Bishop Bafantīūs said in a Church sermon that the followers of ISIS that massacred 20 Egyptians in Libya wanted to sow terror in the minds of Christians and Egyptians. He added, “they also wanted to sow discord between Egypt’s Christians and Muslims through their message in the video.” For his part...
It is reiterated in the media, that there is a fear of a civil war in Egypt. Those that echo these statements in the East or the West do not understand the “Egyptian-ness” of Egyptians, the secret of their civilization and their patience, and do not realize the essence of their revolution over the...
In the Virgin Mary Cathedral for Catholic Copts, situated only a few streets behind the area of Rābaʽah al-‘Adawīyyah,  I met with Bishop Yohanna Qulta on the 13th of August, following an article he wrote, “The Impossibility of Civil War in Egypt,” in which he stated that he did not fear a civil...
Repeatedly we hear of reports that Muslims are attacking Christians. One such recent report is a clash in Alexandria in which one Christian died from a heart attack.  “A fight started between two young men, one Copt and the other Muslim, when the Copt allegedly sexually harassed the latter's sister...
[Editor: Jayson Casper attended this Coptic demonstration on July 14]Traditionally, it is the Copts who look to America for support of their minority rights. With the Muslim Brotherhood now in the presidency, though not in full power, some Copts wonder if the United States is switching sides.The...

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